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'They have arrived to conquer the four of earth.'
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The spirits of dead Indians are haunting a couple's house, and they call in an exorcist, whose trademark is a black whip, to get rid of them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Lash La Rue ... Ranger Girard (as Lash LaRue)
Anna Lane Tatum ... Beth

Cynthia Bailey ... Tammie
Mary Dalton ... Mary
Paul Holman ... Uncle Earl Coleman
Cynthia Farbman ... Lynn Evans
Marc Matney ... Craig Evans
Tony Shaw ... David Cody
Robert Bushyhead ... John "Four Eagles" Cody
Suzie Martin ... Suzan

Dean Jones ... Alan
Steve Templeton ... Dallas
Page Elizabeth Ray ... Page
Eric Mikesall ... Cletus

Tony Elwood ... Courthouse Student
Don Dahler ... Photographer #1
Jeff Johnson ... Photographer #2
Peter Deane ... TV News Voice (voice)
Ralph Shaw ... TV News Voice (voice)
Janet Harllee ... Beth's Friend
Dave Plyter ... Mr. Evans
Howard Martin ... Churchman #1
Steve Idol ... Churchman #2
Sammy Fulp ... Minister
Cary Wolfe ... Fisherman's Son
Barbara Hill ... Fisherman's Wife
Ray Speight ... Man Shooting Fish
John G. Wolfe III ... Attorney (as John Wolfe)
Jerry Whittington ... Sammy
Lars Lundgren ... Housing Inspector
Robin Doby ... Waitress
David Hill ... Police Inspector
Neal Stockton ... Police Inspector
Stuart Watson ... Wolfeye
Mighty Joe Coltrane ... The Toltecs: Archer
Jerry Montgomery ... The Toltecs: Tomahawk
Sherwood Jones ... The Toltecs: Dim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
April Callahan ... Sam's Wife (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Smoot 
 
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Phil Smoot 

Produced by
Lash La Rue .... executive producer (as Lash LaRue)
Phil Smoot .... producer
George B. Walker .... producer
John G. Wolfe III .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Deane 
Matt Kendrick 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Hughen 
 
Film Editing by
Sherwood Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Dean Jones 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Elwood .... makeup supervisor
Dean Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Mark Kimray .... assistant makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Brad Hinkle .... sound effects recordist
Sherwood Jones .... sound editor
Jim Langwell .... sound mixer
Richard Stephens .... sound recordist
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Tony Elwood .... prosthetic effects
Dean Jones .... prosthetic effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Montgomery .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Cely .... gaffer (as Don B. Cely)
Mighty Joe Coltrane .... dolly grip (as Joe Coltrane)
Rocky Greer .... grip
Robbie Roberts .... assistant camera
Stuart Watson .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcy Bethel .... costumes
Jane Wiley .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative cutter
Lawrence Mischel .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Mary Dalton .... location coordinator
Mary Dalton .... production coordinator
Tony Elwood .... prosthetic effects
Dean Jones .... prosthetic effects
Mary Stafford .... location coordinator
Jerry Whittington .... post-production equipment
 

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UK:78 min
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Ranger Girard:Feel my whip, you son of a bitch!See more »
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References The Blues Brothers (1980)See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Ultra cheesy fun!, 17 October 2004
Author: m_deathbringer from Cambridgeshire, England

Okay, this is a mid-80's movie about the spirits of the dead returning to have their revenge on the living. So you pretty much expect cheesy-looking zombies who have no consistency in their behaviour, a bunch of stupid, screaming college students who are only there as splat-fodder, leaving the (mildly) more likable ones behind to be saved in the nick of time by a hugely unlikely hero, who utters the line "I'm getting too old for this" at least once. You also expect some pretty gory moments where hands and heads come off and blood stains the grass, and cringe-worthy dialogue like "Die, you corpse!"...and, you get it with this movie XD.

The only real complaint is that the Zombies are not really zombies, they are just menacing undead creatures who run around with sharp weapons (well, two of them do, the other two just run around and fumble at their victims while making dubbed grunt/moan noises) and kill people. This is a pretty good splatter movie to kill a hour or so with i suppose. You even see some titties!, and it features a similar racial theme to "Night of the living dead", except handled much more clumsily, with all the subtlety you would expect from an 80's splatter flick. Great viewing all round, but don't pay more than £6!

Tally (yeah, i decided to incorporate this in all my reviews): Sex: 1/10, Drugs: 0/10, Rock 'n roll: 2/10, Zombies: 7/10, Classic cars: 0/10, Splatter: 6/10

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